Courthouse restoration could be one of the items topping the list of capital improvements as the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors begins works on its budget for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.
Currently the board is two weeks ahead of where it was last year in the budget process, according to county auditor Karen Strawn.
"So far all of the department heads have entered a budget for the board to start looking at," she said.
While ahead of schedule, it is still early in the process for the board, which has been meeting with department heads to discuss their budgets over the last two days. The board is meeting first with departments with larger budgets that have larger impacts on the county's overall budget, Strawn said.
Newly elected board chair Lorna Burnside said the supervisors have been using the meetings to learn of any possible major capital improvements or expenses necessary, such as vehicle purchases. Strawn said the board also looks for line items that are significantly different than previous years.
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